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Senior Procurement Officer

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting a Senior Procurement Officer to join our newly formed strategic procurement team.

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic team, assisting the Senior Procurement Manager in delivering effective Procurement services across the Trust, ensuring best possible value for money is achieved across the procurement of goods & services across the Trust.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday. The role is required to work across all four hospital sites within Liverpool, with a base location at Aintree University Hospital. Flexible working will be considered.

Main duties of the job

To conduct, manage and evaluate tenders under UK procurement legislation to facilitate negotiations and contract monitoring with companies of strategic importance to the Trust.

Lead on Purchasing Projects within the Trust, making recommendations to Clinicians, Budget Holders, Finance and the Head of Procurement.

Contribute to the delivery of the Procurement Strategy and work programme as directed by the Head of Procurement, leading on specific categories of products and services as delegated.

To work with budget holders and clinicians to achieve benefits through procurement techniques.

To use theoretical and practical knowledge to provide professional advice and guidance on purchasing and contracting matters, to directors, managers and clinical staff within the Trust.

To undertake such other duties commensurate with the grade and the responsibilities of he post.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Liaising with members of the purchasing team, Trust managers, finance, clinical, nursing, and technical and administration staff so that they can be advised on the most appropriate supply channels, and on Trust procurement procedures Leading on a series of purchasing projects within divisions as instructed To analyse the Trusts non-pay expenditure and identify areas for savings Communicate concisely and in a timely manner in terms of providing advice or updates on requests for information Lead negotiations with strategic suppliers in terms of contract performance management and/or price negotiation Responsible for the compilation and maintenance of the procurement projects work-plan Assisting in the evaluation of new products and services and working closely with clinical specialists to minimise risk and costs Lead on the recording of performance information, including savings reports as required by senior management Negotiation and award of Contracts in accordance with Trust SFIs and Standing Orders and ensuring compliance UK procurement legislation.

Person Specification



  • CIPS Graduate level: Level /or equivalent
  • 5 GCSE's (A-C) or equivalent including Maths and English Language.
  • Procurement NVQs or other business qualification or significant purchase experience.


  • ECDL
  • Project Management (eg POISE)



  • Extensive recent experience of conducting, managing and evaluating tenders via UK procurement legislation including for products used in an acute hospital setting.
  • Experience of management within a procurement function.
  • Proven track records of providing a customer focused service.
  • Experience in managing large projects.
  • Knowledge of contract law.
  • Detailed knowledge of procurement processes, including UK procurement legislation.
  • Extensive knowledge of suppliers, products and services (including clinical products) used in an acute hospital setting.



  • PC Skills
  • Numerate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed negotiating skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent team worker
  • Strong track record of a proactive approach
  • Proven track record in meeting deadlines
  • Highly organised



  • Flexible approach
  • Able to take responsibility

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Longmoor Lane


L9 7AL

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